Rank and Name, Sergeant Perry Banks.
Unit/Placed in, 31st Infantry Regiment.
(Army Training Base, not yet in use)
He survived the Death March and faced now the horrific conditions at Camp O’Donnell. about 1500 American and 22,000 Filipino prisoners of war died at Camp O’Donnell from starvation, disease and the brutal treatment received at the hands of the captors during the few months it was open.
Perry is born approx. on 18 Oct. 1916 in Lyons, Georgia.
Father, John Stout Banks.
Mother, Kate Maude, Ollie Kate Banks.
Brother(s), John Stout, William Penuel Banks.
Perry enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 6391134.
Perry died as a POW in Camp O’Donnell on 22 May 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Perry is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Perry also has a Memorial Grave at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery
English Eddy, Toombs County, Georgia, USA
Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/